Let's take a trip, you and I, a trip back in time. Oh, don't worry, we're not going back all that far. Just a little ways.

Remember standing in line for a concert ticket?

Maybe it was Garth Brooks when he was here in Sioux Falls. He did a bunch of shows and the lines for tickets? Well, let's just say they went from here to there and back. Down the sidewalk, around the block. But it was OK because you knew eventually you'd get to that ticket window, plop down those greenbacks and you were in!

Yeah, well, that's the way we used to do it.

Now, when the big stars go on tour it's, as they say, a whole different ballgame. We've gone from the ticket window to the electronic world. We used to be amazed that a concert would sell-out in a day. Now they sell out in a minute.

So how in the world do you get a ticket to see the biggies now?? Well, the Associated Press has a story that provides. maybe, a few tips.

(AP) - You probably already know that some of the biggest stars will be on the road supporting projects with concerts this summer. But you probably also know unless you catch a break on some radio station giveaway, you may not be able to buy your way in - unless you have a lot of money.

Among the stars hitting the road this summer for big shows include Beyonce and Taylor Swift. If you haven't already scored tickets some tips include checking out the secondary market sites - where prices are usually much higher than face value. But you can also check pre-sale offers which are obtained through come credit cards and artist sites.

For last-minute buyers, try to wait out the sellers, because prices usually start dropping closer to the show date. And it's also a good idea to check the box office - since they often have tickets released days before the event.